Tonybucks is a moderate sized adult affiliate program best known for their high quality German teen site TeenBurg. Not too long ago we would have ranked this program as one of the best in the teen niche without a second thought. Unfortunately, since that time all updates to the promotional tools appears to have ceased, with the last of those updates arriving in May of 2013. While the lack of ongoing updates is certainly disappointing, it should not necessarily be a deal breaker for those affiliates looking for hardcore teen content as the program continues to offer the vast amount of promotional content, galleries, and other tools that were added before they ultimately stopped. But we wouldn’t hold our breath waiting for something new.
About the Tonybucks Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, ePayService, Paxum, WebMoney, Wire
Payment Minimum: $50
Tonybucks Program Features
Sites: 10 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – Flash, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Free Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: $1/1 day
Cross Sales: 2, unchecked.
Although it seems unlikely that the Tonybucks adult affiliate program will be adding any new promotional content any time soon, what tools are already available are of suitable quality and quantity to be of interest to affiliates. We are talking about massive amounts of hosted tube clips, downloadable content sets, and of course galleries. There are also feed options for accessing the tube clips and galleries, as well as text rich blog-style feeds. However, since it does not appear as if anything new is being added at present, affiliates will find these feeds to be of only limited assistance. It should be noted that the descriptions provided alongside the individual promotional galleries and tube clips are considerably better in terms of length than what are provided by most other programs. Furthermore, most of the galleries contain even more unique scene description text, as do the actual sites themselves. In all, that’s a whole lot of text for affiliates to spin or otherwise use as a basis when drafting their own promotional copy.
We are also pleased to say that nowhere have we seen what we commonly refer to as indexing shenanigans – attempts made on the part of the program to limit pages containing affiliate IDs from being indexed by search engines. Most often programs will use canonical links and noindex meta tags in the page source, and/or robots.txt files to instruct search engines to not index those pages or give preferential indexing to the programs own versions of those pages sans affiliate IDs. Granted, the absence of these tactics is not as beneficial as they once were, but they can still be a good gauge of a programs behavior in terms of fair treatment of their promoting affiliates.
We would love to see the Tonybucks program resume updates to their promotional content and tools, and thereby earning a stronger recommendation from us. While the wealth of archived promotional tools still warrants listing of the program, it’s a bit of a letdown from where they were not too long ago.